An exciting new initiative to reward and celebrate business excellence and innovation in sustainability, charity, community development, employee welfare, education and the environment has been announced by the National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Awards.
An impressive team of judges, supporters and contributors have been lined up to join Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP at the inaugural awards and showcase on 6th March 2015 at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.
NatWest, Carillion and Global Action Plan are among the main contributors to the Awards. The judging team responsible for selection of the winners includes Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE, Founder of Kids Company; Tony Juniper, Environmentalist and Writer; James Cameron, Chairman of Climate Change Capital and Bruce Poon Tip, Philanthropist & Social Innovator.
David Picton, Carillion, Chief Sustainability Officer says, “Authentic corporate social responsibility is business-essential – not just a ‘nice-to-have’– creating positive legacies for communities and environments, as well as building public trust in sustainable businesses. Integrated, effective sustainability is about making tomorrow a better place, so we’re delighted to support the National CSR Awards and celebrate outstanding examples of responsible business”
The National CSR Awards has opened the application process, inviting organisations across the country to enter their recent projects promoting and fostering social responsibility initiatives.
Entering one of the seven categories couldn’t be easier; if an organisation has a project or initiative for which they would like to be recognised, then visit the website and apply: www.nationalCSRawards.co.uk. There are three business sectors for each category: SME (1-250), large business (250+) and public sector/not-for-profit.
NatWest Business Development Director, Graham Chaston said, “We are delighted to support the National CSR Awards as we celebrate the successes and achievements of businesses from across the country.”
The Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond, MP has supported the organisers of this initiative, Business@Brooklands since its launch in 2011. Mr Hammond said “Having witnessed the success of Business@Brooklands and its CSR Forum operating within the local area, I couldn’t think of a better organisation to be the driving force behind the creation of a platform to recognise CSR on a national level. The recognition such an award will bring will act as a spur to others keen to promote CSR initiatives.”
The closing date for entries is 15th January 2015.